Lee Valley (VeloPark) upcoming events

Dear all residents of Chobham Manor,

We hope you and your loved ones are well. Please see below the upcoming dates for events provided by VeloPark.

Should you have any questions, please email chobhammanor1@lqgroup.org.uk

Many thanks,

Chobham Manor Estate Management Team



Reporting of crime and ASB

Dear Residents,

In light of the several discussions with stakeholders across E20 regarding ASB and Crime, LLP have designed the attached document for your benefit. It highlights key contact details and appropriate avenues in which to report Crime and ASB.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact chobhammanor1@lqgroup.org.uk

Please note, in all instances the estate management team should be made privy to incidents to ensure a clear and up to date log is kept. The inbox for reporting crime and ASB to your management team is subject to change. We will inform you of this change in due course, should it be necessary.

Stay warm.

CM LLP Crime and ASB document

Approved Filming – Brewers Lane

Dear Residents of Chobham Manor,

Please be informed that a National Geographic camera crew will be present today, 27th October 2020 from approximately 9AM. The filming will mainly take place in Brewers Lane. The purpose for their visit is to document the use of rain water harvesters and its eco friendly advantages.

L&Q and Taylor Wimpey are aware and the camera crew have been granted permission by the LLDC for their visitation and filming duties.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact chobhammanor1@lqgroup.org.uk.


Chobham Manor Estate Management Team |  Taylor Wimpey.


Halloween Scavenger Hunt

You can download and print your own Chobham Manor Halloween Scavenger Hunt card here: CM Oct2020 Halloween Scavenger Hunt Cards

Please contact Bliss via events@cme20.com to arrange collection Scavenger Hunt cards  (if you can’t print your own) and a Lantern too – whilst stocks last.


Halloween hunt_A5_flyer FINAL

CROP Apple Day sadly cancelled

CROP (Chobham Residents Orchard Project) is very disappointed to announce that Apple Day planned on Sunday 18 October, has been cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions. 


Apologies to all those who were looking forward to apple-themed games, art activities and, of course, the very popular apple juicing which so many residents joined in with and sampled last year.


Despite this setback, CROP intends to carry out further tree care work over the winter months, including pruning, to give the fruit trees in the Rain Garden the best chance of flourishing next spring. We will wait to see if we can organise a Covid-safe orchard ‘Wassail’ again in January and will keep residents posted about that.


In the meantime, apple and orchard fans among you might be interested in these online resources from The Orchard Project https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/guides-and-advice/


If you would like to get involved with any of CROP activities or have ideas for other community growing related activities in Chobham Manor please contact Neil Sinden at cropchobhame20@gmail.com

Chobham Manor Community Facility – Resident Representative required

Dear Residents,


As you may already know, the Chobham Manor community facility is currently being built and is due for completion Early 2021. The community facility is positioned on the corner of Honour Lea Avenue (Block 3E) and Temple Mills Lane and will house the new community centre and a nursery which will be run by N-Family and is due to open Spring 2021.


The new community centre is due to open in the first half of 2021 (Covid-19 restrictions depending) and we’re starting the process to secure an operator for this space. Our mission is to provide a high quality community facility providing a hub for local residents and the wider community with a range of social, economic, recreational and learning opportunities whilst promoting equality, diversity and community cohesion.


To look for an operator to run the community centre, our next steps towards achieving this are:

1. Early engagement notice

An Early Engagement notice has been posted on the Governments Contract Finder website, please see link here https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/663ab7eb-5753-47bf-924b-8d3fe75a51ad

This provides the opportunity to gauge interest from potential operators. Please feel free to share this notice with any potential operators that you may know.


2. Recruit resident representatives

We are looking to invite a Chobham Manor resident to be part of the Community Facility Working Group (CFWG) and be involved with securing a suitable operator for the community facility. Please see link to letter attached below. If you would like to be involved and contact me via email to express your interest. Please help to share this invite through your resident networks e.g. Facebook, CMRA, WhatsApp groups.

Chobham Manor Resident Expression of Interest Letter and Form 131020 (pdf)

Chobham Manor Resident Expression of Interest Form (word)


3. Procure an operator for the community facility

We will follow a tender process to appoint a suitable operator for the community facility.  The CFWG will write and approve the brief for this tender. A key focus for the early set up and opening phase of the centre will be engaging with the local residents and nearby communities to help shape and inform the way the community centre is programmed.


Please may I kindly ask you to help share this information amongst your fellow Chobham Manor residents via your networks.




Sharan Ansong,

Business Lead – Chobham Manor

CROP Community COOP survey results

Hello Everyone,


In August, we launched a survey to ask our Chobham Manor residents if they were interested in joining a community buying cooperative.

We received 40 responses in total with 37 residents (95%) in support of the community buying proposal. Thank you to everyone that responded to the survey.


The aim of the Community Coop is to set up a community led buying project for healthy, sustainable, lightly packaged food and cleaning products.

Following on from the survey, we plan to develop the proposal further including a discussion on how to set up a library of things. We’ve invited all the respondents who kindly provided their contact details, to a workshop and discuss the next steps to set up the Community Coop.


The workshop take place on Wednesday 14 October from 6.30-7.30pm via Zoom


If you would like to join the session, please contact CROP at cropchobhame20@gmail.com and the zoom link will be shared with you before the meeting.


We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting.


Neil Sinden,

CROP (Chobham Residents Orchard Project)



You may find results of the Community Coop survey listed below:


Q1. Are you interested in the Chobham Manor community buying idea?

  • 40 responses received in total
  • 37 residents (95%) supported the community buying proposal


Q2. If yes, what products would be of most interest?

  • 90% of respondents supported a focus on non-perishable foodstuffs
  • 77% supported domestic cleaning products
  • 63% supported drinks
  • 60% supported personal cleaning items


Q3. Are there any other products you would suggest for community buying?

  • Other suggested products were bread, meat, fish, dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables.


Q4. Do you have any suggestions for suitable wholesale suppliers?

  • A number of potential suppliers and websites were mentioned including Taj Stores, Majestic Wine and Costco, with Suma wholefoods being the most popular.


Q5. Would you be willing to be part of a small volunteer team to assist in organising this project? 

  • respondents (more than half) would be willing to volunteer to help.


Q6. Would you be interested in helping to set up and use a ‘library of things’?

  • 24 respondents (57%) also supported the idea of a ‘library of things’.
  • Other ideas for community sharing include a toy library, skills sharing and learning sessions, glass and food waste recycling and community gardening/allotments.


Additional feedback:

  • One response doubted the feasibility of the proposal given lack of storage space and suggested small group visits to Costco would be easier.

Rain Garden – Phase 1 – Survey Results

Dear Residents,

Following the survey that took place last month regarding the rain garden, we would like to present the results below:

The design of the Phase 1 rain garden consisted of a wildflower meadow. A wildflower meadow allows new life and a touch of the wild to formulate outside your home. It also provides refuge and food for the wildlife, as well as a diverse habitat for plants and animals. The result would be that which is visible in Phase 2 – The Green (pictured below).


What happens next?

  1. We will begin to seed the Phase 1 rain garden with wildflower seed mix, starting in the next few weeks.
  2. Ball games will no longer be permitted in the rain garden area to restore the theme of the wildflower meadow to ensure longevity of the meadow/trees and no damage to the area. Residents are able to visit the Olympic Park where there is a lot of green spaces to enjoy ball games.
  3. Food waste/compost area will not be available in the rain garden. However, we would encourage residents to compost their food waste where they can. We recently made contact with Newham Council who provided the following information:

Residents of Newham can get subsidised compost bins from https://getcomposting.com/profile/login. Newham are also now offering 5L kitchen caddy subsidy so people can separate food internally. We can also support residents with composting workshops, please email recycling@newham.gov.uk if you would like to join a future workshop. Detailed information on composting can be found in https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Composting.aspx


We will keep residents updated in regards to the progress of the ongoing works we are undertaking in the rain garden via SMS and updates on Chobhamlife.co.uk


Thank you.

Planned road closure

On Wednesday 7th October and Thursday 8th October it is going to be necessary for us to close Abercrombie Road, between Temple Mill Lane and Derny Avenue. The closure will be during working site hours, this is to allow us to carry out lifting procedures from Abercrombie Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected, but all vehicle access will be diverted along Temple Mill Lane to Honour Lee Avenue for access to Chobham Manor.

Although we have suspended deliveries for these days, any pre-booked deliveries will be entering and exiting site through our Temple Mill Lane gate.

Please see following drawing:

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.